- The framework of the body which is made up of bones and cartilage is termed as skeleton.
- The human skeleton is that the internal framework which is liable for giving support, shape and protection to our bodies.
- It consists of 206 bones, each playing a definite yet important task.
Parts of Human Skeleton
The skeleton may be classified into two parts called:
- the axial
- the appendicular.
The axial skeleton comprises of the central a part of the skull, spine, and ribs.
The appendicular skeleton consists of the arms and legs.
Limbs, Bones and Joints
- Limbs: The arms or legs of an animal.
- Bones: These are the hard white structures below our skin that protect our internal organs. Bones are incapable of bending.
- Joints: These are defined because the points at which two bones are fitted together. These are the points at which we are able to rotate and bend our bodies.